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read texas texas goes. we talked about the premise of the book. it all sorted of started. >> you probably remember the rick pear's succession moment he called for vai lantly ambushed the federal government in front of a large crowd. he said something like no, we have a fine union. there's no talk of leaving. if washington continues to do the terrible things its doing who knows what will happen. i did not regard it as a real commitment. if you're married and your spouse says there's nothing wrong with this marriage. there's no reason to dissolve it. if you continue to behave in the unsatisfactory manner it wasn't good. i thought about that and i thought about wow, if you look back over the last thirty years, texas has pretty much dominated the national yeand -- agenda. if you look at the savings and loan crisis in the '80s it started when ronald region -- charters of the texas. he did that because he felt that the texas ones were profitable. no, he no noticed the texas ones were all cooking the books that's why they were doing so well. and i kind of looked at that, there was a pie
. with one person voting present. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. session: madam speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 724 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 144, house resolution 724, resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 6079, to repeal the patient protection and affordable care act and health care related provisions in the health care and education reconciliation act of 2010. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the bill shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one, five hours of debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the majority leader and minority leader or their respective designees. 60 minutes equa
to come. in san antonio, texas, karen brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> staff sergeant jesse childress was also laid to rest saturday at a private service in colorado. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the tragedy in aurora. for the very latest on the suspect, the victims and the investigation, you can log onto wjz.com. >>> meanwhile, back here in maryland, nine people are recovering tonight after the boat they were on sank. it happened just east of ocean city. the coast guard got the call this morning that the boat was taking on water. it sank about a half hour after the call came in. everyone on board was rescued and pulled from the water. >>> a howard county police officer is recovering after the car jumped a curb and hit his cruiser. happened in north laurel at washington boulevard and davis avenue, just after 1:00 saturday morning. officials say this woman here, yolanda merchison drove her car over the median. she is charged with driving while intoxicated. >>> they found an adult male with trauma to his upper body here in the 300 block of south charles street. the man died of
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in an instant. lightning killing two men in texas. downpours turn into roads and rivers. scorching heat returning today. >>> held hostage, an american church pastor taken by kidnappers in egypt. desperately in need of his medication. >>> three-day delay. irate passengers revolting after their china to new york flight is canceled again and again and again. >>> sound of silence. a pair made in rock 'n' roll heaven. paul mccartney, bruce springsteen, a perfect concert until someone pulled the plug. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm john muller. >> i'm sunny hoss tin. >> dangerous heat back for millions of americans. >> it's only part of severe weather. killing two men in texas who ran for cover during a soccer match. >> the swift thunderstorm surprised the players. they took refuge under a tree which was a fatal mistake. >> i souheard what sounded like bomb go off. i saw lightning hit the tree and burst to the ground. >> reporter: it struck three people. one man died instantly, another man died at the hospital and one died instantly. racing water stunned drivers in washington state and made
towards the carolinas. and making a sweep toward texas. and another front is trying to push in from the southwest. that would likely bring us the chance of showers tomorrow, late tomorrow night, and through the weekend. take a look at our temperatures however. 85 degrees right now. 77 out toward oakland. the dew point is pretty low at 57. so that 85 right now, feels more like, well, 84 degrees. just one degree lower than the actual temperature. then you see, the temperatures are now starting to change going into this 4:00 hour. we expect to see the temperatures climb here over the next few days the and we could be back in the three- digit range coming next week. we'll talk about it coming up in your complete first warning forecast. >>> check in on our roads. here's kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. traffic not so nice out there. travel on the north side inner loop. heavy traffic from dulaney valley road to loch raven boulevard. also significant delays from 95 to security boulevard. traffic moving at only about 30 miles per hour. also some
to the distinguished chairman of the trade subcommittee, the gentleman from texas, mr. brady. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. brady: thank you, mr. chairman. in the border state we have a lot of people here who are mott legal. as a result, we struggle to provide health care across our state. obamacare will make it worse, will make it harder to help familiar lows. this chart lays out the new health care law, affects every one of you in america. this is the result of that 2,800-page bill. what the supreme court left in place was 159 new federal agencies and bureaucracies in between you and your doctor. what they left in place was 21 new tax increases, a dozen of which hit middle-class families like yourself right in the pocketbook. what it left in place is half a trillion dollars of cuts to our local hospitals, our home health care agencies, our nursing homes, even hospice care, when people are dying, they left in place those cuts. and today, you'll hear when i finish, the ranking member will tell you all the sugar and spice about obamacare in texas. what he wo
. up next, lawmaker says don't mess with texas over voter i.d. laws. tonight's text to vote question. should republicans keep fighting against obamacare or move on to other issues? text sr1 to 36288. for keep fighting. sr2 for move on. results a little later on. building pass, corporate card, verizon 4g lte phone. the global ready one ? yeah, but you won't need... ♪ hajimemashite. hajimemashite. hajimemashite. you guys like football ? thank you so much. i'm stoked. you stoked ? totally. ... and he says, "under the mattress." souse le matelas. ( laughter ) why's the new guy sending me emails from paris ? paris, france ? verizon's 4g lte devices are global-ready. plus, global data for just $25. only from verizon. >> john: a spokesman for jesse jackson junior says the illinois congressman condition is more serious than initially believed. jackson is undergoing evaluation and treatment at an inpatient medical facility. congressman's office announced last week he was on medical leave and being treated for what they thought at the time was exhaustion. legal showdown between the lone star
something about the 21 of the 111 state prisons in texas. i think the three-judge panel is going to say, gary, it is cruel and unusual punishment, 126 degrees, 143 degrees, it's time to do something about that. >> richard, prison officials accuse or accused of not providing enough fans, ventilation, water, refusing to follow local and national prison standards. a texas law requires counties to maintain temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees. this is what's interesting the law does not apply to state prisons, right? >> does not apply to state prisons. i don't think that the circuit court is going to come down as hard as avery thinks. they may make some remedial suggestions to provide fans, but this is texas. don't mess with texas. very, very tough sentencing state. you know, i don't know what percentage of people in texas have fully air conditioned homes. these individuals are incarcerated. there's a purpose for incarceration. deterrence, protect the public. should be a just punishment. i understand that. but whether it really rises to the level, this gentleman was 345 pounds. his body t
united. that decision is incomprehensible to me. host: fort worth, texas. caller: i disagree with the decision and i think it's more about, you know, what the doctors need and not what insurance companies need and i think, you know, they've got to have a term limit for them judges and they ought to be elected by the people and not by one party or the president, you know. host: why would that change things? caller: because then the people have the power instead of the president having the power. and that's the way our government's supposed to be. it's supposed to be -- the government's supposed to represent us and they're not doing that. host: mckinney, texas. this is corina, democrats line. caller: yes. this is corina. i was calling to actually hear -- for everyone that's speaking about the medicare and who should -- let's say over what. but i believe the government stepping in and trying to do something for people such as myself who do not have, you know, medical insurance is very, very happy because of the obama act -- affordable act. i think it's great. i think the republi
in colorado and the latest there. mourners packing churches in few of the areas jessica's funeral in texas. her friends urging everyone to remember her spunky all be it clumsy and lively girl . jesse never thought she was beautiful. she was not pretty enough to be on air and worried about making it in the business. those of you in the industry know, there was not a doubt if she would make it she was talented and spunky and extremely funny and joyful and quirky and often, very often inappropriate. >> yeah, he was talking about jessica's aspiration to be a sphorts journalist. >> elizabeth in aurora, colorado, details about the psychiatrist that treated alleged shooter james holmes. we are getting information on the doctor in colorado. the phone calls were not rurped. we are trying to figure out whether jameless holmes was treated. but she was the intended recipient of the package including the notebook earlier in the week whether or not we'll learn what is in the notebook may come in holmes arraignment where we will learn his charges. he will not be required to file a formal plea but he coul
is best for texas. >> there is a lot of the people who don't intimately and expertly know how texas operates and come in and endorsed in the race and with all due respect. i respect each one of those individuals, but they don't know how texas works and if they did, they would endorse david dehurst. >> that race has been a nasty one. both sides exchanging bitir attack ads. both candidates, and we'll tune in tomorrow 12:50 eastern time for that. look being at the focus now and details of the alleged colorado shooter. word that he was treated by a psychiatrist at the university he attended. hundreds of miles away from colorado two more victims will be laid to rest. elizabeth is joining us live from aurora with more on this. >> hi, uma, grieving and mourning continuous as funerals continue all day. jessica, the young sports journalist will be laid to rest in san antonio. and matt oquinlaid to rest in ohio . he shielded his girl frepped from gun fire. they will have a memorial service in buckley air force base. the defendant was seeing a university of colorado psyche trimpt they wanted i
. seriously. and we've got some good news from austin, texas, and portmouthnew hampshire. and we're done playing this sound effect. we are done with that. if you do not believe me, go to fred thompson is inherently funny.com. i should said we weren't going to play it again. yet the house is considering a bill to close thousands of offices, slash service and layoff over 1,000 workers. the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons you might think. the problem ? a burden no other agency or company bears. a 2006 law that drains $5 billion a year from post office revenue while the postal service is forced to overpay billions more into federal accounts. house bill 2309 is not the answer. as her family pulled out of the driveway, this isn't just a teddy bear. it's a step towards normal. it's why allstate catastrophe teams didn't just arrive at these fires with cold water and checks to help the grown-ups start the rebuilding... they also brought thousands of these teddy bears for kids. people come first. everything else is second. [ female announcer ] allstate customers a
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taking texas to court for trying to suppress the vote but something sneaky just turned up in the fed's key piece of evidence. was there a secret political motive involved? >> and these buildings were supposed to save the environment but at what cost? turns out they are killing animals instead. [ male announcer ] what's in your energy drink? ♪ wer surge, let it blow your mind. [ male announcer ] for fruits, veggies and natural green tea energy... new v8 v-fusion plus energy. could've had a v8. >> 16 minutes after the top of the hour. new controversy surrounding the department of justice's battle with texas. it has to do with the voter i.d. law there. >> house republicans claim the d.o.j. has turned to a highly partisan liberal research firm called catalyst to help block the law there with the d.o.j. argues discriminates against hispanics. joining us now is texas congressman ted poe, member of the house judiciary committee. good to see you, sir. congressman, tell us what the problem is with the particular firm the department of justice hired. >> the department of justice is, with
. >> at least a fairly clear day tomorrow. >> and thank you, gwen. >> a gruesome find in south texas. rangers keep discovering dead bodies on several properties and it's starting to spread texas police way too thin. casey segal explains tonight. >> reporter: for years, ranchers across the u.s.-mexico border shared concerns about illegal activity happening on their land. we're talking about humans, weapons, and drugs being smuggled across their private property that now some say this they're seeing a gruesome twist. illegal immigrants dieing on their property as they make a trek across the rough and hot and rugged terrain n. brooks county, texas, 64 bodies turned up last year and officials say they're on track to go past 100 this year. the sheriff's department there has nine deputies responsible for patrolling an area nearly two times the size of los angeles. and. >> this is quite a task. quite challenging. every day is a new challenge. >> reporter: officials estimate the cost at about $1,500 per investigation for a department that has a total operating budget of $484,000 for the entire year.
in texas as obama takes aim at the record at town hall and pennsylvania. he'll be greeted by the new obama ad. this time asking if romney and the unreleased years, quote, paid any taxes at all. >> tax havens offshore accounts, carried interest. mitt rom any has used every trick in the book. romney admits that in the last three years he's paid -- we don't know because romney has released just one full year of his tax returns and won't release anything before 2010. >> i have put out as much as we're going to put out. >> what is mitt romney hiding? >> it will not die, the taxes story and mitt romney, the president will not let it and he was back in ohio yet for his eighth trip to the state this year and it was his first town hall in the re-election campaign. >> what's your favorite girl scout cookie? >> i'm pretty partial to those mint -- >> thin mints. >> when can i cut your hair. >> you would not want a president who was disloyal to his barber. >> not exactly hammered with hard questions there in the town hall, but obama hammered romney for a tax strategy that would urge companies to create
state of florida. >> florida, ohio, we're getting it all in texas to raise some money. >>> republicans are accusing the president of holding defense spending hostage to get a deal that would have raised tax cuts for the wealthy. democrats say if they don't get it, they'll let the economy go over the so-call fiscal cliff. >> if we can't get a good deal, a balanced deal that calls on the wheealthy to pay their fair share, i will absolutely be talking about it next year. i think the party and the american people will support that. >> my colleague, the great kelly o'donnell, congressional correspondent joins me now. kelly, it seems like that democrats are digging in much like republicans did during the debt limit deal, saying they have the cards here, what are you hearing on the hill and what's going to be their plan. >> good morning, luke, we have our hands full up here, don't we? it seems the big bargaining chip this summer is going to be the so-called fiscal cliff and what happens to tax cuts, you heard patty murray there, she was in charge of trying to keep democrats in control of the
in america, essays and born to serve. he is completing a book for texas a & m university press. he also combined the traditional role of the am becomic historian and documenting and preserving the african-american experience. please join me in welcoming dr. delaney. >> last but not least is elaine nichols. she is the senior cure rater at the smithsonian institute. she is helping to develop an inaugural exhibition that will be included on the culture floor when the museum opens in 2015. it will focus on a dornment relir religion and performing arts. elaine has an ma degree in public service archeology and an ma in social administration and planning from case western university. please join me in welcoming miss nichols. [ applause ] so we have a wonderful panel and i'm excited to turn it over. go ahead. >> thank you. michael i'm so glad to be here. this evening with my distinguished colleagues and this very auspicious occasion. during the civil war and after the safl war, civil war he was a war hero and would become a political leader with national influence. his life was indeed the stuff
tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the chairman from texas is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, who is a distinguished jurist before he became a member of congress and then a distinguished member of the judiciary committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. gohmert: thank you, mr. speaker. i can verify that there are people who have already lost their insurance because of obamacare. . it is not true that if you like your insurance, you can keep it. people have lost doctors who were assured if you like your doctor you can keep them. that is not true. we were told there would be no tax. and that's not true. in fact, in the bill itself, one of the most devastating things, if you are a single individual and making 133% of the poverty level, you are making $14,000 and can't afford $12,000 insurance policy, you are going to be fined at 2 1/2%. it is a tax. it will devastate. you make $40,000, a family of four, five, six, $1,000 fine because you can't afford a $12,000 policy, th
in texas, idaho, montana and california are not in high-priority areas. some critics fear the move will seriously jeopardize efforts to fight drug cartels and illegal immigration. ted poe joins us from capitol hill. congressman, thank you for being back to the program. the obama administration says we are hitting cities in texas like lubbock and amarillo and dallas -- they are not border towns, we have to allocate unlimited limited resources, and we are going to move our resources closer to the southern border. what's wrong with that? >> we need more resources on the border. we need national guard and border patrol and enforcement, but we also need other enforcement. because when the drug cartel, the human traffickers get across the border, there ought to be -- some of them, in west texas, where they are able to come across the traffickers they get across the first line of defense. we need to balance the approach and we need to put all the resources on the border. megyn: given the position of the obama administration, we don't want your help in enforcing immigration laws, once you
in the affordable health care act. two of those states, texas and florida, by themselves account for 3 million people who are eligible under the medicaid expansion who simply won't get it thanks to their governors. the law could extend coverage to anyone with an income up to 133% of the poverty line, let's be clear who falls in the category. an individual with an annual income just below $15,000 or a family of four living on as little as $30,000 a year. before the affordable care act expanded the social safety net to catch these people, they simply were not quite poor enough to qualify for health care and still are not in the seven states whose governors seem contempt to let them continue to slip through the cracks. as we discuss making an appeal to the middle class, i still have to wonder why for those still struggling to get in that class their own governors who deny them just a little bit of help, still we me at the table, shelby knox, lawrence otis graham, it feels like the poverty line is a better definition of the poor, a definition of a family of four existing on $30,000 as wealthy enou
, gusty winds. we have a flood threat for central gulf coast of texas from galveston. looking for a threat of heavy rain, corpus christi to houston, heavy rain in southern florida as well. anywhere from one to four inches of rain from southern texas to southern florida this mo >> good morning. temperatures in the 70's spirit we expect upper 80's for highs. that's your latest weather, matt. >>> now to presidential politics and the sharpened rhetoric between president obama and mitt romney over the state of the economy. nbc's peter alexander is in houston where romney will speak at the naacp convention a little later today. peter, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. the naacp, of course, is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. romney can expect to face a skeptical audience here. four years ago then candidate obama won 95% of the african-american vote but romney is hoping this community will take a listen to his policies today. meanwhile the president and romney have been going back and forth exchanging fire over everything from taxes to who is most to blame for shipp
have something kind of interesting to show you from arlington texas ballpark yesterday afternoon. this scared everybody to death. take a look. >> in realtime this is what happened here. >> oh. >> they left the field. players said okay, we're done. >> sounded like a cannon going off. >> seriously. any time you hear thunder you have to take cover and neff should not have been on the field there. -- thieved not have been on the field there. -- they should not have been on the field there. >> let's talk about our temperatures, finally got a break but look at this. 100 on thursday and friday, 105 saturday, just missed the all time record high by one and 102 yesterday. i think we'll end up about 86 today, even below average. our live weather cam brought to you by michael and son, 86 right now, dew point 59. that's fantastic. you could probably open the windows if you're in the burbs tonight. winds easterly at 11, pressure 29.94 beginning to rise. live doppler 9000 shows showers and a few thunderstorms south of fredericksburg. i'll keep the chance of a shower in for a little while. the
and found story that was 42 years in the making. bob russell of texas is back with his car. it was stolen in 1970. he kept the keys and title and kept an eye out. he found it for sale on ebay posted from a car dealership out of beverly hills after wrangling with the present owner he got back the car he drove on the first date with a woman that is now his wife. he says the car runs just fine. the car is worth today about $23,000. >>> admit it, this looks fun. the world's longest human domino chain made world records in shanghai over the weekend. 1 1,001 people on mattresses topple each other over. >>> is your grass brown? your yard cracked? dozens of counties people are seeing the worst drought in years. chad with join us next. >>> a settlement with mastercard and visa. it sounds good but means you could be paying more. for those you have heading out the door you can continue watching cnn from your mobile phone or you can watch from your desktop. g blng a broader mix of energies. that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissio
, allow me to introduce you to governor rick perry of texas. the guy whomts to eliminate a bunch of federal agencies, but can't be bothered to remember which ones and the guy alon with reject a spending deal with a cut to tax rh owe of 10-1. they were just given a real world choice by the supreme court. in upholding the individual manda mandate, the the supreme court allowed states to -- in other words, states can decide if they want to cover more poor people under the federal medicaid insurance program and have the federal government pay the tab. in normal times, this would be no big deal. after all, who's say thanks but no thanks to the federal government offering 90 cents on the dollar to help your state. it's 100 cents on the dollar in the early years. unfortunately, these are not normal times. rick perry happens to be the governor of texas. one in four of texas residents have no health insurance. costs have skyrocketed faster than the national average, but do you think that means he's going to go along with the plan? texas isn't alone here. seven states have said they're opt
: when you see this video it is tough to watch. the north texas toll way authority releasing video from the crash. when you watch it, keep in mind a young victim remains in the hospital in intensive care. let's watch. you see a dallas area rapid transit van slamming into the back of line of cars on a exit ramp. the first is a sedan. a 28-year-old is in the sedan and husband father of two is hanging on to his life after this brutal hit. the dart transit people are looking at this and put the van driver on paid administrative leave what they find out what happened and they suspect the transit driver was not paying attention and failed to slow down. five other vehicles involved in this, a chain reaction as you mentioned, jenna. in a case where one person at least was seriously injured. back to you. jenna: luckily not more. what a video and what a crash, harris. thank you. >> reporter: sure. jon: some new details to bring you on a shocking sexual assault case at one of the nation's busiest air force bases. we'll take you live to texas for that story. jenna: casey stiegel on the story. ameri
they say they hathey repeal and then replace. but does it add up. >>> a texas grad student mauled at the jane goodall institute. what went wrong? >>> and one man trying to rewrite the constitution. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm john avlon in for erin burnett tonight. "outfront" tonight, republicans in a corner over health care. the supreme court battle may be over. but has the political and policy war just begun? the house of representatives has already scheduled a vote to repeal health care reform next week. and senate republicans have pledged to repeal it if they take back the senate this fall. the conservative base is firmly aligned against the health care law. mitt romney is campaigning on a pledge to repeal and replace. just look at the sign on his podium. over the weekend, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell was dismissive when he was asked, what happens after repeal? what would his party do about the 30 million uninsured americans? >> that is not the issue. the question is how can you go step by step to improve the american health care system? it's already t
we will bring it to you. >>> meantime a texas death row inmate is granted an appeal so new dna testing can be conducted. hank skinner, once came within an hour of excuse. he says he will sure he will be exonerated in the stabbing death of his girlfriend and her adult children back in 1993. we'll stay on that story. >>> a washington man accused of groping three high schoolgirls last year. the man insists that excess sieve caffeine intake led him to commit the crimes. we'll have to check that one with the doctors, jon. that's what he says. jon: i'm not heard being an affect. >> i said i agreed with the dissent. the dissent felt very clear it was unconstitutional. it was in the minority. now the supreme court has spoken, while i agreed with the dissent that is taken over by the fact the majority of the court says it is a tax and therefore it is a tax. they have spoken. there is no way around that. you could say you wish they decided a different way but they didn't. they concluded it is a tax. and the american people know that president obama has broken the pledge he made. jon: tha
york, ohio, pennsylvania and texas, not limited to those states, but those are the areas where the key non-attainment conditions exist, but addition, it would help meet regulatory requirements and produce, for example, $3.5 billion in texas, $3.9 in pennsylvania and $2.3 million in ohio. i ask for an adoption of this amendment. >> the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. is there additional request for the gentleman from california? seeks recognition. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> the gentleman is recognized. -- i would move to strike the last word. i would associate myself from mr. costa's remarks saying these dollars are an effort to allow farmers to deal with some of the burdens and regulations that they are saddled with. we all sat here previous months and meetings when we've tried to reign in and get epa to understand the plight of farmers. farmers are oftentimes are put at severe risk and burden under overregulation by this agency and this helps us comply with some federal mandates and i'd highly recommend that we adopt this measure that mr. costa has brought forward.
. that is up from our e-mail. dallas, texas, on our line for democrats -- caller: good morning. i am totally upset with congress. why are they on recess again? they will not do their jobs and if they knew sequestration was coming up but they don't want to act because they don't want tthe defense budget to be cut. host: is your message to them? what should they do? caller: they should do their job. if you pass a law, go through with it. let it go through. don't change your mind at the last minute because of special interests that are being paid. that is the bottom line. that is the problem. congress is being influenced by all the money and the supreme court made that clear. host: the lead story in this morning's "the washington times" - back to the phones, our discussion on your message to congress on sequestration, for royal, va., on our line for republicans. are you there? to right, let's move on philadelphia -- caller: how are you? what's your message to congress on sequestration? caller: my message is leaded k again. my message is democrats in the senate and house -- why aren't you workin
this country. host: houston, texas, reginald. asking about wealth and whether it is an impossible dream. caller: when the government accountability of this came out and said we misappropriated $52 billion out of the pentagon were spending budget, they have no accountability for it. those are dollars that could go to medicare programs, the medical program that he had and also for social security. unless you are the military industrial complex, when the government is dealing without any accountability and oversight of military dollars, obama, libya, those things, it is difficult for the note -- middle-class and lower class to raise up. host: have you connect that to wealth? caller: when you create jobs, when you create waits for people to survive and provide for health care insurance and for jobs for long term stability, able or disabled, it increases and empowers the people. that is why it dr. -- was against the war because war takes away opportunities from the economy. host: of about the idea of achieving wealth is based on himself or herself? caller: not when the government misappropriates dol
so if you're in driving distance of austin, texas, on saturday or portsmouth, new hampshire, on sunday, we have details posted if you would like to go. again, they've been your wars. it's your country, you're invited. >>> mercury rising. a large swath of the u.s. enduring another day of relentless heat, but is there light at the end of the tunnel? >>> exit wound. shocking new video shows the moments leading up to a huge pileup on a dallas off ramp. >>> and -- with a bang. out with a bang. a technical glitch causes all of san diego's july 4th fireworks to go off at once. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. 234is is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with going to extremes. relief could be in sight for millions of americans who have endured nearly a week of record-breaking heat, but the dangerous heat wave forecast to break this weekend in many parts of country is still not over yet. nbc's dan shen minh has that story. >> reporter: 92 degrees before 9:00 a.m. another hot day just beginning in chicago. the tempera
. >>> crews are trying to determine what caused this big fire in houston, texas. dozens of boats, campers and rvs went up in flames after a storage unit caught fire. firefighters say there was a huge explosion and flames shot into the night sky. a lack of fire hydrants near the scene made it impossible for crews to contain those flames. firefighters had to haul water to the scene, causing a number of delays. however, no injuries were reported. >>> a brazen criminal was stealing american flags right from the graves in hudson, new york at a cemetery there. at first police assumed it may be kids, they maybe the ones to plame, but they decided to mount cameras in trees to find out. so guess what, they caught the suspect redhanded and it turns out it was a woodchuck. the evidence continued to mount, once again, as they began investigating the woodchuck's home. >> we did deploy a pole camera into one of the holes and found remnants of the flags going down into the hole. >> they're very destructive creatures. >> yeah they are thieves too. next year caregivers at the cemetery plan to post the fla
was that we were brought out of it by going into the el nino pattern which brought lots of moisture into texas, so it's very a very good sign that we are going into the el nino right now, and very likely in the winter we may see the conditions improving. >> thank you, chad. we appreciate it. >>> it is not just the farmers getting hit by the drought. we will feel the effects of the grocery bills and alison kosik isoining us. where do we expect to see the higher prices? >> well, at the meat counter and dairy. because corn that is affected by the drought is going to the feed to feed the chicken and the pig and if it is more expensive to feed them, it is going to roll downhill that the food coming from the animals is going to cost more. that means that the average cost of beef which rang up at $4.35 a pound last year, could jump more than .40 this year, but remember, it would not happen overnight, and maybe we would see this sort of happen maybe at the end of this year, and fwe gining of next year, and it is, suzanne, the farmers who will feel the impact more than the average consumer. one of the
: yes, a little town, mineral wells, texas. it's time for the common sense police, fox. this is the ordinance in mineral wells, only have the flags out during a two week period around memorial day and veterans day. not around the 4th of july. >> how about 365 days you should be able to do that. when someone dies for our country we should be able to put a flag on their grave side. >> mike: and leave it there. >> i get it, you don't want the teddy bears and vases and plastic flowers and want it nice and clean, but a flag, i don't know anybody who would be opposed to that. what happens to the memorial. >> mike: you're talking about the clutter, flowers wilt, but how is a flag going to deteriorate. >> i think it's beautiful. if it's tattered, put another one there. >> dave: you make that sacrifice you probably would want a flag on your grave. let us know how you feel about that. would you want that-- ff weekend on twitter, there it is, friends@foxnews.com. the romney clan off on their annual family vacation this weekend. we bet it's like none other you've heard of or maybe
to hit directly above the field and delayed the series finale between the texas ranger and minnesota twins. 45 minutes later it was all-clear. back into the game. bill: like a rifle shot, wasn't it? nolan ryan sat there like a frog on a rock. martha: he was under the eve there. bill: he did not move. new reports the white house extending a an invite to egypt's newly-elected president to the u.s. extremist islamic group, rather in control of a major american ally in the middle east. mohammed morsi taking oath of office after considered to be egypt's first free presidential election. this is close look at the muslim brotherhood ruling the country. they are egypt's oldest and largest islamic organization. one of their aims to be governed by islamic law or sharia law. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. is president obama doing the right thing by inviting egypt's president here. kirsten powers, fox news contributor and tony sig, republican campaign consultant and national political correspondent for talk radio news service. good morning to
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